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Movie Ratings and Reviews

Captain Marvel

I thought it was empowering. I thought it was humorous, absolutely loved Brie and SamÔ(TM)s banter. While it left me with more questions, I prefer it that was because it keeps me interested to see where Captain MarvelÔ(TM)s story goes ­'?­?╗­'?­?╗

What Still Remains

What Still Remains is a brilliantly done film that keeps you on the edge of your seat! The performances of the cast are stellar, especially from Colin O'Donoghue and Lulu Antariska. Colin's portrayal of Peter is through the roof amazing, his range of talent is out of this world, and Lulu's portrayal of Anna is just fantastic. Josh Mendoza did an astounding job directing this film and I can't say enough good things about this movie and highly recommend you check it out!

The Dust Storm

I was lucky enough to see The Dust Storm at the Stony Brook Film Festival in NY this summer. I didn't know what to expect going into it, keeping an open mind, and after seeing it, I was pleasantly surprised and completely moved by the whole film.á
The picturesque views & bright lights of Nashville, as well as an incredible array of bands and music, create the backdrop to tell the story of 'What happens when the one that got away, comes back?' Colin O'Donoghue (Once Upon A Time) and Kristen Gutoskie (Containment) give utterly stellar performances and their on-screen chemistry is amazing. The film has its moments of witty banter, a bit of laughter, romance and raw emotion, between characters Brennan & Nora, displaying the actors incredible range, in turn, completely blowing me away. Added bonus: they're both musically talent, vocally and instrumentally, which left me wanting to hear more, as I'm a huge fan of music. (I suggest doing a YouTube search for them, you won't be disappointed.) The band, The Feedback Revival, which perform as the soundtrack to the initial trailer, also appear in the film while their song 'Beautiful Life' sets the tone for an emotional scene between the two leads.
I walked out of the theater feeling speechless and awestruck by the performances, immediately wanting to see it again. It also left me thirsty for a beer, as there were plentiful amounts of drinking, and wanting to check off my bucket list by taking a trip to Nashville! It's not often that a film sticks with me, but The Dust Storm stayed with me for weeks after seeing it and I couldn't wait to tell my friends about how great it was and suggesting they see it as soon as they get the chance. Major kudos to Anthony Baldino III & Ryan Lacen for putting together a fantastic ensemble of a cast and bands to create a stunning, music-filled film. I'm counting down the days to the film's December 13th DVD release date so I can watch it over and over again!

A Christmas Story

Holiday movie or not, this has to be, by far, my all-time favorite movie. I can still relate to Ralphie Parker in the way that there's that special gift that you really want for Christmas and feeling that utter disappointment when it's not initially under the tree. This classic plays in my house from November 1st, until Christmas Eve when it's on for 24 hours on TBS and will continue to hold a dear place in my heart, and I've been fortunate enough to pass my love of this movie onto my cousins kids and hopefully my future kids.

Doctor Strange

I wasn't sure how I felt about this movie going into, but I was pleasantly surprised! Benedict Cumberbatch makes an excellent addition to the Marvel team. The movie is so unique in it's use of effects and I should have gone to see it in 3D, but even in 2D it was amazingly done. As usual, there's always the witty banter as there always is in the Marvel movies, and it had it's good share of easter eggs that I picked up on. Definitely would go see it again and recommend to friends.